Sound Designs by Gareth Fry - 2014

Wunschloses Unglück (A Sorrow Beyond Dreams)

Kasino Theatre, Vienna Burgtheater. Director: Katie Mitchell. Bergtheater website

The One

Soho Theatre. Director: Steve Marmion.
By Vicky Jones. Starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Sound & Storytelling workshop with Simon McBurney and Gareth Fry

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Let The Right One In

Apollo Theatre. Director: John Tiffany. National Theatre of Scotland. 
Production also played the Dundee Rep and Royal Court Theatre in 2013 and St Ann's Warehouse, New York in 2015

"its world pulses with otherworldly undercurrents, beautifully sustained by Gareth Fry’s sound design" Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Gareth Fry did the sensational sound design." Ben Brantley, New York Times

"Gareth Fry's soundscape sends a menacing pulse through the action that resolves into the thump of a frightened heart." Susannah Clapp, Observer

"Accompanied by Gareth Fry’s evocative sound design, the production constantly teeters on an anticipatory edge, toying with the film’s horror origins but converting it to a more fitting level of suspense for the stage" Ian Foster, The Public Review

"t's as unexpected, and as unusual, as anything on Shaftesbury Avenue in recent years, with ... a soundscape by Gareth Fry that sets new standards in atmospheric scariness." Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage

"There’s an air of wistfulness, longing and loneliness to John Tiffany’s appealing, occasionally ethereal production, which is underscored by a thrillingly haunting soundscape from Gareth Fry." Fiona Montford, Evening Standard

A Small Family Business

Olivier Theatre, National Theatre. Director: Adam Penford

Vivid LIVE, Lighting the Sails

Sydney Opera House, for 59 Productions. Vivid LIVE, Lighting the Sails webpage

David Bowie Is

Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

The exhibition visited the V&A Museum, London, UK Summer 2014; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, Winter 2014; MIS, Sao Paulo, Spring 2014; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany, Spring 2014; MCA Chicago, Autumn 2014; Philharmonie de Paris, France, Spring 2015.

"excellent sound design from Gareth Fry" Der Tagesspiegel


DV8,  International tour and Littleton Theatre, National Theatre. Director: Lloyd Newson. Also broadcast on NT Live

"Gareth Fry’s sound design ... is perfectly judged and executed." The Public Reviews

"The sound, directed by Gareth Fry, is potent and inventive, transforming snatches of pop classics into ironic commentaries on the action." City A.M.

"Gareth Fry’s thoughtful sound design" The Arts Desk

Magic Flute

Aix en Provene. Director: Simon McBurney
Also played at English National Opera and Dutch National Opera

Glastonbury Festival

Recording archive sounds for the V&A

Digital Revolution

Barbican Curve and international tour, for 59 Productions. Digital Revolution webpage

The Forbidden Zone

Salzberg Festival and Schaubühne, Berlin. Schaubuhne website


Short film. Director: Mark Kinsella. Produced by Nick Laurence and Ann Phillips. A Film London: London Calling short.
This film was particularly challenging as it contained no dialogue or music.  More on IMDB

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House


Fevered Sleep. Directors: David Harradine & Sam Butler

10 Years From Now

Sound installation in Corby, with Fuel

Fully Committed

Menier Chocolate Factory. Directed by Mark Setlock


Frantic Assembly, UK tour & Lyric Hammersmith. Directors: Scott Graham & Stephen Hoggett.

"One of the best things about the production is that it gets the details so right... the distant thump of disco music and barking dogs in Gareth Fry's sound design," Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Cherry Orchard

Young Vic. Director: Katie Mitchell

" What is really good, however, is the sound and music of Gareth Fry and Paul Clark." Michael Coveney,

"frankly, terrifying sound design from Gareth Fry and Paul Clark... " Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out

"The impressively unsettling snatches of Gareth Fry’s sound design, which raises background noise to a disquieting pitch, eloquently suggest the tension that runs like a fault-line through this crumbling house." Fiona Montford, Evening Standard

"A low, persistent rumble carries under the spare and careful action of Katie Mitchell’s brilliant revival. Sound designer Gareth Fry sends a brutal, distorted steam train out across the shuttered scene changes, but it is his subtler work in creating an aural mirror for the deep shadows of Vicki Mortimer’s set that contributes so much to the bleakness of this Cherry Orchard. Mitchell brings her strange skills in creating a haunted successor to naturalism to bear in the muted conversations and the refusal of false intimacies or completions, but everywhere the world she creates is grounded in Fry’s gloomy echoing, as if Russia is still disturbed by the aftershocks of a collapse." Stewart Pringle, Exeunt Magazine


Hampstead Theatre. Director: Maria Aberg